Art/ Collection/ Art Object


late 19th–early 20th century
Australia, New South Wales or Queensland
New South Wales or Central Queensland
H. 6 x W. 33 5/8 in. (15.2 x 85.4 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
Reverend J. T. Huston, West Queensland, Australia, until 1907; The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA, 1907–1959; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1959, on permanent loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1959–1978

Davidson, D.S. "Australian Throwing-Sticks, Throwing-Clubs, and Boomerangs." American Anthropologist vol. 38 (1937).

McCarthy, Frederick D. Australian Aboriginal Decorative Art. no. 7 ed. Sydney: Australian Museum, 1966, p. 17, fig. 5.

Jones, Philip. Boomerang: Behind an Australian Icon. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 1996.

Barlow, Alex. Aboriginal Technology: Boomerangs and Throwing Sticks. Victoria Park: Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, 1998, pg. 8.

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